Who Is WWITS Mentoring Program?
WWITS is a Female Youth-At-Risk Mentoring Program, which was establisin 2009; we exist to encourage, equip, promote and challenge women, as well as young girls to maximize their full potential. In short, our Youth-At-Risk Mentoring Program is an outreach ministry designed to empower and assist those who are in need of support and/or striving to live a holistic life.
The financial support that we seek through our fundraising events is extremely important to our Female Youth-At-Risk Mentoring Program. By means of sponsorship and donations, we are able to provide the services needed to assist young girls who are returning to their communities after being incarcerated, as well as others who find themselves faced with a number of unsettling conditions.
Although it has been well over six years since I was invited to speak at the only female Juvenile Secure Care Facility in the State of New Jersey. It was mind boggling then and despite the time that has elapsed I find myself reliving this experience bi-weekly as I visit the girls at the institution. As I witness so many girls, ranging from the ages of 13 to 20, confined to this secure care institution, and listening to their personal stories of how they ended up being incarcerated, I am compelled to assist them in hopes of evoking a positive change. As a mentoring program we encourage the girls to strive for excellence as it relates to their personal development. We also place emphasis on the importance of loving themselves, as well as respecting others. This has also taught the Mentor's to recognize that the storms of life can often produce beautiful rainbows and new growth.
Is to encourage as well as assit in the following:
- Personal development and leadership qualities.
- Crisis intervention/Conflict resolution.
- Life skills development.
- Educational planning and placement.
- Tutoring and G.E.D. preparation.
- Peer resistance training and social skills development
- Assistance with understanding and developing healthy relationships
We also assist them with securing ID's, personal care items such as toiletries, clothing, childcare when needed, transportation, which may include bus passes, securing a place to live and much more.
WWITS is an outreach program designed to empower while working in collaboratin with other organizations in order to promote human development. These services may include, but are not limited to substance abuse and mental health counseling, parenting skills, gang abatement training and employment readiness training.